A DEDICATED supporter of a hospice is putting his best foot forward to take on a world-famous race in aid of the charity.

Father-of-two Liam Williams will be taking on the London Marathon on Sunday, 22 April, in aid of St Michael's Hospice, a charity he has supported for a number of years, taking on challenges such as Endure 24, a Spinnaker Tower abseil and, of course, Mad Hair Day

Now, the 40-year-old Hatch Warren Runners member is looking for support for his efforts in the marathon by calling for online donations and for teams to enter a quiz night being held on Saturday from 8pm.

The event will be held at the Basingstoke Railway Social Club, in Station Approach, and will also feature a raffle being held with prizes donated by an array of businesses including Sainsbury’s Depot, Pots to Paint, Wellington Country Park, My Tiny Gallery by Emma Vallis and The Lime Leaf.

Everyone is welcome to take part in the quiz and with entry of £4 per person payable on the night with teams of up to five members.

Laura Williams, Liam's wife, said: "Having lived in Basingstoke his whole life Liam has seen the fantastic work the hospice provides for local people and their families. Although not having a personal experience himself he knows many people who have benefited from their services."

Life-long Basingstoke resident Mr Williams, who also volunteers for the charity and takes part in its weekly lottery, has never competed in the London Marathon before though did take part in the Brighton Marathon last year.

For those who cannot attend the quiz, donations can be made at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LiamWilliams10.